New Release in YA Books: Starlet’s End Young Adult Mystery

Introducing Starlet’s End: A Young Adult Mystery.

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Let’s face it: Hollywood’s web entangles everyone.

Read a young adult book series with the locale (with all of the machinations it brings) of “Beverly Hills 90210”, paired with the oftentimes diplomatic/political goings-on of teen angst of “Gossip Girl” based in reality of growing up dysfunctional as in “The Breakfast Club”…..

lovedStarletSeriesYoung adult book best selling and award winning author, Carla Hanna, releases Starlet’s End, a compelling story of mystery, friendship and love in the fictional lives of young celebrities.

Love. Justice. Living. Teen Hollywood GETS SMART.

For people who like young adult mysteries and reality television, Starlet’s End brings the reader inside a celebrity’s jet-setting drama. Hollywood actress Liana Marie Michael expects plot changes to her small, private wedding but the role of sleuth surprises her.

After Hollywood celebrity actress Liana Marie Michael secretly marries Manny, his sister Janet performs on stage against her parents’ wishes before running away. Moments before their honeymoon, the newlyweds find Janet while learning two things: not only is Liana’s career over due to her scar, but the doctor responsible for the anti-aging drugs is on the move with funding from Liana’s lawyer. With the help of sexy ex-boyfriend Pierre and people from Liana’s past, can they find the doctor so Lia can control her future? Will it be in time to save her dying mother?

Starlet’s Man | Starlet’s Web | Starlet’s Run | Starlet’s Light | Starlet’s End

#indie #bestseller #youngadult #series

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Starlet's End by Carla J. Hanna

Starlet’s End

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World Debut of bestselling author Carla Hanna’s exposé of actress Liana Maria Michael!

Starlet's End novel releases May 2016World Debut of Carla Hanna’s exposé of actress Liana Maria Michael!
Let’s face it: Hollywood’s web entangles everyone.

Read a young adult book series with the locale (with all of the machinations it brings) of “Beverly Hills 90210”, paired with the oftentimes diplomatic/political goings-on of teen angst of “Gossip Girl” based in reality of growing up dysfunctional as in “The Breakfast Club”…..

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Starlet’s Man  |  Starlet’s Web  |  Starlet’s Run  |  Starlet’s Light  |  Starlet’s End

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Award-winning novel, Starlet’s Man, young adult children of celebrities

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Award-winning novel, Starlet’s Man, reveals the ambitions of young adult children of celebrities to fiction readers.

The second and third generation of Hollywood royalty is growing up. Most attend private California high schools in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, and Pacific Palisades. But A-list teen actress, Marie Michael, juggles work while finishing her senior year at Santa Monica High School where Rob Lowe and Robert Downey Jr went when they were young. Social media has changed the social dynamic in high school in favor of those with privilege and resources. Will the future Hollywood leaders with their wealth and power understand what life is like for the middle class or poor? What will smart jock Manny Biro choose for his future?

Indie Author Success Carla Hanna

Starlet's Web Teen & Young Adult #1 Amazon Best Seller

Starlet’s Web Teen & Young Adult #1 Amazon Best Seller

2015 Author Reflections on Ebook Series Sales

The Starlet Series surpassed expectations as the ‪#ebooks‬ stayed on the ‪#‎Amazon‬ ‪#‎Best Sellers‬ list for 52 consecutive weeks. Starlet’s Man added to the collection of ‪#‎Readers’ Favorite‬ International ‪#‎BookAwards‬ with a silver medal!

Thank you, ‪#readers‬!

I held the release of the Starlet’s End ebook as my wonderful agent, James von Scholz, pitched the series to TV and film. I am eager to release Starlet’s End this spring!

The response to the series continues to please directors but the industry is in chaos. YouTube, Amazon, and indies provide avenues for creative, original content and threaten the big players. Few want to risk straying from the “sex sells” belief for young adult content.

If you haven’t had a chance to ‪#‎review‬ the Starlet Series ebooks on Amazon, please write a few words online to help boost awareness and share with others what you think. Talking about how a belief in God shapes an actress’s and a teen’s perspective in Hollywood is a risk in a story. We face contradictions everyday. Ignoring those contradictions in our stories is a disservice to our readers and entertainment fans. Please review at these direct links:

starletsweb_smallStarlet’s Web: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A0XPODU…

starletsrun_smallStarlet’s Run: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A5H66TW…

starleslight_smallStarlet’s Light: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CLXQRME…

starletsman_smallStarlet’s Man: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MV5IMQQ…

Happy New Year! I am excited about what 2016 will bring! Thank you for your support!

Award winning book for teens – Starlet’s Man

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From the award-winning author of realistic teen fiction comes Starlet’s Man, a stand-alone novel for readers interested in celebrity life that can be read before Starlet’s Web or after Starlet’s Light.

Lights. Cameras. Lies. Teen Santa Monica GETS DRAMATIC.

High school student athlete, Manny Biro, is caught between the boy he should be and the man he wants to become. Searching for meaning beyond acting like a Latino Player, Manny kisses and then disses too many girls. Not thinking he could ever be equal to the girl he has always wanted, actress Marie Michael, he simply seeks a nice girl to take to prom. But the Hollywood culture clashes with his humble spirit. Finally, he and Marie date. But can their young love survive Hollywood within his moral contradictions?

2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards, Silver Medalist for Young Adult Fiction – Social Issues

“Starlet’s Man offers a realistic, behind-the-scenes alternative for teens and young adults interested in the celebrity lifestyle.” – 5 Stars ForeWord Reviews

Starlet Series Book Tour with Masquerade Blog Tours

April 20-24 Starlet Series Book Tour with Masquerade Blog Tours

The Crew at Masquerade Blog Tours has put together a wonderful promotion for the Starlet Series. I thank them for their hard work! They’ll be giving away a giftcard and the BFF necklace from the book cover. Please check it out!

April 20-24 Tour Schedule Masquerade Book Tours

April 20
I Am MoLaShae (Review)
Charline’s Blog and More… (Author Interview)
A Writer’s Life (Guest Post)
The Haunted Grave Books (Guest Post)
Book Reviews and Giveaways (Spotlight)

April 21
Hall Ways (Review)
Celtic Connexions (Character Interview)
Word to Dreams (Guest Post)
Boom Baby Reviews (“Pick a Playlist”)
Lisa’s Loves (Books of Course) (Spotlight)
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog (Spotlight)

April 22
The Mad Reviewer (Review)
What’s Beyond Forks? (Review)
Deal Sharing Aunt (Author Interview)
Star Shadow Blog (“Cast the Movie” with Pictures)
A Novel Kind of Bliss (Spotlight)

April 23
Elaine Cantrell (Review)
Princess of the Light (Author Interview)
My Devotional Thoughts (Top Ten List)
Hyper Ashley (Spotlight)
Underneath the Covers (Spotlight)

April 24
Lynn’s Love of Books (Character Interview)
Elizabeth Delana Rosa (“Cast the Movie” with Pictures)
Author B. L. Blair (Spotlight)
The Book Bag (Spotlight)

http://www.masqueradetours.com/…/new-signups-starlet-series…

Also, please check out the ‪#‎teen‬ ‪#‎author‬ ‪#‎interview‬, Writing Belle! Summer Lane – International Bestselling Author

Starlet Series Most Original Book

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A big THANK YOU to Double Decker Books for the Most Original Book award for the Starlet Series! #DDBAwards

Starlet’s Man | Starlet’s Web | Starlet’s Run | Starlet’s Light teen romance novels about Hollywood life.

All Starlet Series ‎novels‬ Amazon ‎Best Sellers‬ in ‪Teen‬ & ‪YoungAdult‬ ‪Film‬ ‪Fiction‬

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For the entire month of January 2014, the Starlet Series novels have been Amazon best sellers for paid books. Perhaps the reason is their ridiculously low price of $0.99. We will soon see what happens when the price of the ebooks returns to the more reasonable but still affordable price of $3.99.

If you are interested in reading about what it is like to be a teen in Santa Monica and the price of fame, get the series while it is on sale. Prices change February 17, 2015.

Thanks for reading Starlet’s Man, Starlet’s Web, Starlet’s Run, and Starlet’s Light.

Carla J. Hanna lived in Santa Monica, California, where her children played with the children of celebrities. She mingled with plenty of nannies and a few good celebrity moms. Her award-winning books, “The Starlet Series,” are available through Amazon.com and the Tattered Cover Bookstore.

 

TEAM CHANGE 2015 – Taking Responsibility for Content

TEAM CHANGE 2015 Taking Responsibility for Content in Stories

#TEAM CHANGE_2015!

Let’s take more responsibility for the content in the stories we tell and hear. We are consumers of books, songs, TV and film.

We must demand better content:

  1. less explicit sex in mainstream movies
  2. better messages of love and respect
  3. less violence

We can do this! To start:

  1. Don’t vote with your movie ticket purchase to see films with explicit sex or extreme violence.
  2. Don’t RT exploitative pics of celebrities.
  3. Respect other cultures.

Pop culture and the internet dominated the world in 2014. Join me in changing the messages of social media. Let’s start with better stories that show humanity and give hope. #TEAMCHANGE_2015!

When you see a post that you agree with on the internet, share it with the hashtag: #TEAMCHANGE_2015

Starlet Series Amazon Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Books

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Starlet Series Amazon Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Books

Thanks for making award-winning #Starlet‘sWeb #1 #Kindle #Bestseller #teen #youngadult!
Download the bestselling book series today and learn about how teens deal with the Hollywood life: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A0XPODU
Starlet's Web Teen & Young Adult #1 Amazon Best Seller

Starlet’s Web Teen & Young Adult #1 Amazon Best Seller

Starlet's Man reached #2 on Amazon's Teen & Young Adult Best Sellers List

Starlet’s Man reached #2 on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Best Sellers List
Starlet’s Man offers a realistic, behind-the-scenes alternative for teens and young adults interested in the celebrity lifestyle.  – 5-Stars, ForeWord Reviews

Carla J. Hanna lived in Santa Monica, CA where her children played with the children of celebrities. She mingled with plenty of nannies and a few good celebrity moms. Her award-winning books, The Starlet Series, are available through Amazon.com, iBooks, BarnesandNoble.com and wherever books are sold.